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04/07/2018 / By Zoey Sky
When it comes to prepping, it’s always good to know about the best plants that you can grow in your garden or homestead. If you have access to your own produce, you can cross food off of the things that you have to think about when SHTF.
If a survival situation involves a long-term recovery event, your food and water supply may run out, unless you’ve stored at least several years’ worth of food in your stockpile. (h/t to SmartPrepperGear.com)
But this isn’t always possible for all preppers, so you have two options: You can resort to scavenging food or growing your own. The best option is to grow your own food, but this may sound daunting for those who don’t have any gardening experience.
Learning how to cultivate a garden is a great survival skill to have. When you start eating the food from your stockpile is also the best time to start growing your survival garden.
If you have extra produce, you can use it for bartering. Aside from easing your worries should SHTF, a survival garden can also help you save on food expenses.
If you live in an apartment, you can still grow plants via a mini herb garden. However, indoor gardening conditions may vary so take note of the heat and sunlight conditions, which might dry out the soil at different rates. For indoor gardening, it’s important not to over-water, which is as bad as under-watering plants. (Related: Urban homesteading: Prepping tips for those who live in apartments or have limited space.)
A survival garden is different from a regular garden. The former is designed to produce enough crops so your family can survive on the harvest alone. Meanwhile, the latter often grows produce that can either be sold or paired with foods bought at stores.
When you’re planning the best foods to grow for survival, consider these factors:
Consider growing these plants in your survival garden:
By cultivating your own survival garden, you can ensure that you have access to fresh produce even if your food supply runs out.
You can learn more about the best survival plants and how to cultivate your own garden at Homesteading.news.
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